Gibbons’ property donation honored with bench in Gumlog Park
by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:09 am
On Wednesday, July 3, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) dedicated a park bench in Gumlog Park in memoriam to Rilla and Ben Gibbons. The park bench was installed to honor Rilla and Ben, whose former property was donated by the family to the City of Swainsboro to expand the Gumlog Park property.
The event was attended by many family members, including grandchildren Sharon Gibbons Brown and Lonnie Gibbons, friends, and council members Rita Faulkner, John E. Parker, and Bobbie Collins. Recreation Director Tony Mangieri thanked the family and briefed them on future plans for the park, including grading/landscaping of the new piece of property, additional safety fencing, and playground equipment.